Live Webinar March 4th 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM EST
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
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Speed …. If you had to summarize in one word what you need to succeed in business in today’s current market and climate, it would be that word. Laggards are treated harshly, just ask anyone who works or worked at Research in Motion (RIM). Once the darling of mobile communications, RIM is now fighting for its very survival.
Software development has become the foundation on which new business services and products are built. Whether you are selling financial services, global logistics, energy, or cars, it is software that is adding either capability or value to your product that increases your competitive advantage and drives sales.
Scope …. is the dirty word in software/systems development. Traditional project managers adhere to it rigorously. Agile evangelists really don’t consider it outside their two to four week iterations. Business Analysts worry more about effectiveness and use than it.
If the traditional PM is on one side and the Agile evangelist on the other the BA ends up smack in the middle when it comes to a mindset on scope.
The reality is unless business conditions adjust, there is no way SDLC professionals can put “change” in a box any longer. This doesn’t mean an organization has to become agile.
What it means is practitioners in the SDLC have to look at alternative methods to controlling “Scope Creep” in the face of rapid pace of change, especially on elongated projects.
In this presentation, David will discuss:
- An executive sponsors prospective on scope in a project
- What sponsors ultimately want and what they don’t care to hear
- The evolving role of the BA and how Project Managers can make better use of the BA position with regard to scope definition and management
With this said, there is still the issue of “in-project” change. Instead of the dreaded change order, we will take a look at agile practice of task boarding to see if there are ways to document “changes” in a highly visible way to potentially get to in project (if time allows) or after prioritizing after the project is completed.
The ultimate goal of this presentation is to highly how PM’s can utilize BA professionals in the Scope process and how elements of agile methods can help deal with change in complex and elongated projects.
Presenter: David Mantica (LinkedIn profile) – David Mantica has product managed the initiation, development and delivery of more than 300 instructor-led and live, online training courses, in software development life cycle, IT, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT, and marketing industries.